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Aug 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Knoxville Explosion Select (16u) tryouts are scheduled for Saturday August 10 at Willow Creek Park!

The Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Organization will hold open tryouts for its 16u Explosion (Select) softball team on Saturday, August 10 at Willow Creek Park Field #1!  The address is 7530 Quarry Road in Knoxville.

 

Trusting your daughter’s softball development is an important decision. We take that decision very seriously and strive to help develop every facet of the players skill set: batting, throwing, fielding, base running, sliding, pitching, catching, etc. So why the Knoxville Explosion? The answer is simple, because we care. Unlike many other teams, we are not about the almighty win; we are about the development of your player. Our job is not to win every game played, our job is to teach players how to the play the game, the rules of the game, how to conduct themselves on and off of the field and how to respond to adversity in an adult manner. Losing is just as much a part of the game as winning, everyone loses period. We are as competitive as the next team and want to win but winning doesn’t define who we are. The product on and off of the field is what matters. Our organizational goal is to develop the players and ready them for high school and hopefully college. We teach high level concepts that will not enable our players to make their high school team rosters but contribute to their teams and play at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

How do we do this? We use state of the art training equipment, coupled with outside professional instruction, the latest in technology and quality, respectable, upstanding coaches who honestly care not just about your players skills but your player as a person. In 2013, the Knoxville Explosion had a banner year with 7 teams that won 3 Tennessee State Championships and finished as 3 Runnerups in the Tennessee State Championships, as well as finishing runnerup in the USSSA Gold Florida State Championships and winning the TSFA Southern Nationals. In 2012, we had a total of 4 teams that won 3 Tennessee State Championships. Our success is undeniable and our organization is growing rapidly! In 2014 we will have a total of 10 teams!

 

So what do we offer? We offer a drama-free, family environment where the players do one thing, play. No politics, drama, fighting and the hundred other things that go on and around competitive softball teams. Our coaches volunteer 100% of their time to the players and are fully dedicated to their development. We offer everything you would expect in a high level travel team with custom uniforms, quality tournament play, custom player equipment, access to their very own website space at our professionally-developed and maintained website at http://knoxvilleexplosion.com, competitive schedules and most importantly, fun!

 

Tryouts for the Knoxville Select Showcase Team are scheduled for Saturday, August 10 from 10 am to 1:00 pm at Willow Creek Park Field #1.  The physical address of the field is 7530 Quarry Road in Knoxville.  These are truly open tryouts and your opportunity to join our extended family with a well-established organization with a proven track history of developing area softball players on and off of the field.  There are multiple positions open on this team.  This is your one and only opportunity to join this team as after the roster is set, this team will remain together through 18u.  Need more information?  Contact Joe Birchfield (Head Coach) at 363-0728 or email him at birchfieldj@earthlink.net.  This will be a showcase, extremely competitive travel team so commitment to the sport, integrity, hustle, attitude and coachability is our priority!  The venue for tryouts may change so stay tuned in for any further changes!

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